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Grain Storage Challenges: Moisture, Mold and Insects – DTN

Grain Storage Challenges: Moisture, Mold and Insects – DTN

👤By Russ Quinn, DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Jan 9, 2018

Farmers are certainly not new to storing grain on the farm, but it is important to fully understand the basics to maintaining stored grain. This knowledge is vital both for grain quality as well as safety around stored grain. Ken

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Iowa Corn, Soybeans: Better Than Expected Yields

Iowa Corn, Soybeans: Better Than Expected Yields Updated

👤By Charles Hurburgh, Iowa State University Extension Specialist 🕔Dec 21, 2017

Corn and soybean yields in 2017 were better than expected, which will add to the largest grain surpluses in recent years. As of the November 9, 2017 USDA crop production estimates, national corn yield estimates exceeded 2016 production and were closer

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Michigan Soybeans: Drying and Storing Wet Crops

Michigan Soybeans: Drying and Storing Wet Crops

👤By Mike Staton, Michigan State University Extension 🕔Nov 9, 2017

Due to the cool and wet conditions, soybeans harvested late at this time will need to be dried on the farm or at the elevator. Some elevators will accept soybeans up to 20 percent moisture while others will reject loads that are

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Minnesota Corn: 7 Steps for Managing Wet Crops with a Late Harvest

Minnesota Corn: 7 Steps for Managing Wet Crops with a Late Harvest

👤By Phyllis Bongard, University of Minnesota 🕔Nov 6, 2017

There is a significant amount of corn to be harvested throughout the Upper Midwest. Grain moisture for most of this corn is not at a level safe for long-term storage, ranging from 17 to 20 percent. Dr. Kenneth Hellevang, Extension

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Iowa Grain Storage: Time to Turn on the Fans

Iowa Grain Storage: Time to Turn on the Fans

👤By Charles Hurburgh, Iowa State University Extension Specialist 🕔Oct 27, 2017

Up to this point in the harvest season we have been short on grain dry down and cooling weather. Corn moisture percentages have been hanging in the 20’s, sometimes in the upper 20’s. This past week eliminated much of the

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North Dakota Soybeans: Avoid Loss During Harvesting, Drying, Storage

North Dakota Soybeans: Avoid Loss During Harvesting, Drying, Storage

👤By Ellen Crawford, North Dakota State University 🕔Oct 18, 2017

Harvest timing can have a huge impact on soybean shatter losses, according to North Dakota State University Extension Service agricultural engineer Ken Hellevang. “Field losses, splits and cracked seed coats increase as moisture content decreases,” he says. “Shatter losses have

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Kentucky: Grain Storage – Tips on Alternative Methods

Kentucky: Grain Storage – Tips on Alternative Methods

👤By Sam McNeill, University of Kentucky Extension Specialist 🕔Oct 18, 2017

High corn and soybean yields, a large carryover from 2016 and transportation challenges have combined to put pressure on grain markets this fall. Many farmers are looking at every available storage option. Some have added grain bins to their existing

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Nebraska Soybeans: End of Season Flooding Affects Management, Storage

Nebraska Soybeans: End of Season Flooding Affects Management, Storage

👤By Amy Timmerman, University of Nerbaska-Lincoln Extension Specialist 🕔Oct 17, 2017

October has gotten off to a wet start in most of the state. These rains are beneficial in helping to recharge soil moisture for the 2018 growing season. However, some areas have received more than 8 inches of rain since

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North Dakota Corn: Harvest, Drying, Storage Challenging This Year

North Dakota Corn: Harvest, Drying, Storage Challenging This Year Updated

👤By Ellen Crawford, North Dakota State University 🕔Oct 16, 2017

Each year brings challenges for crop production, and this year’s drought and cool August will have a big impact on North Dakota’s corn production, North Dakota State University Extension Service grain drying expert Ken Hellevang warns. Much of eastern North

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Midwest: Keeping Grain in Good Condition Through the Winter

Midwest: Keeping Grain in Good Condition Through the Winter

👤By Klein Ileleji, Purdue University Extension Specialist 🕔Oct 13, 2017

Harvest is already in full swing, but has slowed down due to the constant rainfall in the last few days. It appears that the corn and soybean crop had a pretty good field dry-down on average, and USDA crop progress

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